Read the recently published Russian report on Academic Profession in Knowledge-based Society (APIKS) study
One of the main research paths CInSt has been exploring for decades is studying pecularities of academic profession. In order to be able to look at the development of Russian higher education system from a different perspective, the center has long actively participated in comparative cross-country projects. This is why CInSt ventured into Academic Profession in Knowledge-based Society (APIKS).
The APIKS study is the largest ever of its kind, being part of an international comparative study that includes more than 30 countries. In general, study is devoted to the exploration of research and teaching activities, budget of working time, academic achievements and perception of academic work, working conditions, job satisfaction, and a range of demographic characteristics of university faculty. This time, the focus of the research covers two new issues: external activities (how external activities to the institution contribute to society) and performance of academics in formative career stages.
One of the characteristic traits of academic profession in Russia the report highlights is age distribution of higher education employees. The two pitches that were found—30-55 and 55-65 years of age—show the crucial lack of young adults in the system, which is caused by a number of socian and demographic problems.
The report also offers data on allocation of working hours, work conditions, career trajectories, attitude towards colleagues and supervisors, and other professional, social, and demographic characteristics of teachers in higher education. To learn more about the results of the APIKS survey in Russia, read the report via: cinst.hse.ru/apiks.report.
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For results of the previous comparative Changing Academic Profession study commissionned by CInSt in Russia, go to the report: cinst.hse.ru/cap.report.